CCD Photometry

CCD cameras have long been used in the production of “pretty pictures” – the wonderful astrophotographs that we seen in magazines, books and websites.  However CCD cameras also have a long history of scientific study, and with the plethora of commercial and free photometry software, they have become the mainstay of amateur research activities.

Note that like Visual Observing, this area of research within VSS is based around the technique of observing, rather than purely the nature of the objects being studied.  Some of the projects below therefore overlap with the research areas that focus purely on specific types of variable stars.

Older archived projects can be found here: